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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
Roof with solar panels

New & Notable

Spotlights

  • Tennis court with bin for recylcling tennis balls

    Providing used tennis balls with a non-profit organization that recycles them into surfaces such as equestrian turf for therapeutic riding centers for people with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

  • Recycling boxes

    A broad overview of the various options for environmental degrees open to graduate and undergraduate students, plus a listing of the many environmentally related courses offered at Tufts.

  • Students in a lecture hall

    Provides students the opportunity for substantial, in-depth study of environmental economics within the realm of international relations.A concentration designed to provide students with substantial, in-depth, and focused study into environmental economics within the realm of international relations.

  • Man in field of tea leaves

    Research into the effects of extreme precipitation events on tea, secondary metabolite chemistry, farmer responses, and consumer behavior.

  • Girl in greenhouse

    One of the special-interest housing options on campus. Provides a living space for environmentally interested students and a meeting place for the larger Tufts community. Promotes the spread of knowledge and passion for sustainable living.

  • A garden

    A space for Tufts students to learn about gardening and environmental sustainability and interact with Somerville gardeners who maintain the adjacent community garden.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability